Bring your mutts to mingle for a cause during Yappy Hour at the Salamander Resort & Spa, one of the newest, hottest hotels in the country. No word yet if First Dogs Bo and Sunny have attended but First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters were recently spotted at the Northern Virginia resort, a 340-acre estate of vacation splendor fit for famed VIPs, set within the historic 18th century village of Middleburg.
One of the most anticipated hotel openings in 2013, Salamander Resort & Spa has become the place to stay when visiting the region and for locals to lounge as well — whether on two legs or four. Hounds receive the VIP (Very Important Pet) treatment and can cavort with other canines during a weekly Yappy Hour on the Grand Lawn. Hang out with your best friend, visit with other pet parents, and enjoy drinks and snacks, including special dog treats. During Yappy Hour, drink specials and Gold Cup Wine Bar menu items specifically for Yappy Hour participants are available with 10% of the profits donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation. Yappy Hour takes place 5–7 pm every Tuesday until October 28. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times.
Size doesn’t matter at the Salamander Resort & Spa, which welcomes pooches of all sizes with a limit of two dogs per room. In-room dog amenities include a comfy bed, food and water bowls, organic treats, a special toy and waste bags. Dog sitting is also available through the concierge. Terrace level guest rooms are designated as dog-friendly to allow easy access to the grounds. These include the Terrace King and Terrace Double Queen guest rooms, both featuring Grand Lawn views, private stone terraces with seating, and elegant appointments and decor.
Yappy Hour at the Salamander Resort & Spa is one more reason to visit Middleburg, which houses more than 100 unique shops, restaurants, surrounding wineries and equestrian fields and provides the backdrop for one-of-a-kind leisure for guests and their four-legged friends. Nestled between Virginia’s pristine Blue Ridge Mountains and the bustling Washington, D.C.-Metro area, Middleburg is just 20 miles from Dulles Airport and 40 miles from the nation’s capital.